7 responses to “Ron Paul: Allow Ships To Defend Themselves Against Pirates”

  1. Joyce

    I'm in free fall! This sounds like political correctness gone totally mad! CAPTAINS refuse to sail unless there are armaments aboard. YOU can change this insanity!

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  2. Joyce

    This is an insult to all mariners! Allow pirateers to leasurely climb aboard. Rob, abuse and take hostages. Kill them at their leisure. All crew is expected to surrender courtesly. This has to be STOPPED TODAY. Every man-mariner MUST refuse to sail without amaments for God's Sake. Talk about basic rights! What in hell fire is happening here?

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  3. Mr. T

    A tax to cruise off shore, over 500 miles off shore where no country has jurisdiction, yeah that makes sense.

    I will join Sal for around $200K a year AND provide my own defensive measures!!
    1 person that can shoot OK could hold off five teens trying to rope up the side of a ship. A pellet gun would keep them from climbing the rope!!

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  4. Sal Boccia

    I would like to be one of the security people on these ships for protection. Does anyone know where I can inquire about this further?

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  5. Geronimo Apache Indian

    Stupid Idea. Why don't they pay a tax to the countries waters they use and that country takes care of the problem through the countries coast guard. Sounds a lot easier then making every cargo ship into a destroyer. PEACE

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  6. R. S. Ahlgren

    The shipping companies should pool their monies and hire the Blackwater Security Force to protect their properties and crews on the open seas in that region. The pirates will end up at the bottom of the sea and the problem will be solved without USA taxpayer monies being further wasted.

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  7. DC Palmer

    It seems very odd to me that the shipping companies don't cooperate and form a convoy system where groups of ships go together and form a common defense. No rocket science here, just some timing and cooperation.

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